Can we have a "Roll Call" and updates?

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Can we have a "Roll Call" and updates?
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Sun, 10-24-2004 - 5:37pm

Can we have a "Roll Call" and some updates?

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Registered: 02-19-2004
Sun, 10-24-2004 - 5:44pm

Sandra, Raleigh NC, Clarke 3.75 yrs, Clarke will be a lion for Halloween!


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Registered: 10-21-2003
Mon, 10-25-2004 - 7:30am
Shelley, BeaverBank (Canada), Alicia 6 1/2 and Jordan 21 months (in 2 days). Miss Alicia will be a black cat for Hallowe'en and JOrdan will be Captain Feathersword from the Wiggles, if I can find all the ingredients for the costume...I'm having a hard time (and no I cannot sew, or it would be done!). If the Capt falls through he'll probably be Elmo (one of his sisters old costumes). Things are rolling along here, we will be on TV on Friday night, but there is no webcast. there is a site you can go to but it just tells you the history of the show, it doesn't even tell you it's top stories for that day. Oh well, we'll tape it and be happy with that.

On a good note for me...my DH is springing for a weekend away (shopping) for just me and him, well some other couples BUT no children...which will be my first night away since I was 5 months along with Jordan. WHich wasn't really child free...because I couldn't very well leave him behind then!LOL So I think it's my first night (away) child free since Alicia was born. Both the kids have stayed over night at their grandparents but I have always been at home, usually doing extensive cleaning!LOL I'm going away!!!!
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Mon, 10-25-2004 - 8:21am

Jan, central OK, 5 boys, 2 girls.

 


 



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Mon, 10-25-2004 - 11:05pm
I'm Cristen and I live in MN. Ruby is 2yo and will be Magenta (or "Pink Blues Clues" as she calls it). Sammy is 7 and we haven't gotten her a costume yet. They're both doing great, Ruby's conference went really well. I have issues with Sammy's IEP, but I can live with it the way it is. Kind of hard to do anything when dh says he dislikes Sammy's plan at home, then agrees with the plan during meetings. So I have a roomful of people including my dh, treating me like an insane, nut case mom. I suppose it could be worse though....

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Tue, 10-26-2004 - 6:42am
Shelley, what I would GIVE for a weekend away right now!

 


 



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Registered: 02-19-2004
Tue, 10-26-2004 - 12:51pm

Shelley, I agree with Jan.

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Tue, 10-26-2004 - 12:54pm

Jan, those sound like great costumes.

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Tue, 10-26-2004 - 1:02pm

Hi Cristen, Magenta is one of my favorites!

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Tue, 10-26-2004 - 2:22pm
Pam in NC with 4 girls and one boy. My 2 teens have outgrown trick or treating but I'm hoping they will take ds(10 this week) and dd(7) out so I can stay home and give out candy. Ds says he wants to be a Viking but we haven't figured out a costume yet so who knows what he'll end up being, LOL. DD wants to be a witch(don't know if she needs a costume for that, LOL!). Sydney(dd age 11) won't go trick or treating because it's so hilly here(she's in a wheelchair) and last time we tried, she just cried. She likes sitting by the front door and seeing the kids come. If they dress up at school, she'll wear the M&M costume I found at the thrift shop(I'm so cheap!).

Sydney has CP and severe/profound MR. She's doing pretty well lately--she has learned to wave this year and she will "ask" for food or drink by making kissing sounds. They gave her a "chewy tube" at school to encourage her to bite that instead of herself and others. It hangs on a string around her neck and she does grab it and bring it to her mouth--I am very excited about that--having hope that she'll be able to feed herself some eventually.

Steven(almost 10) has ADHD and was having such a hard time in school, really struggling. We finally decided to give meds a try and it has helped quite a bit. He got all A's and B's on his report card this time, compared to last year when he had some C's and D's with his B's. He still has a 504 plan and I want to keep that for now because he has a tendency to be very inconsistant and may end up needing it. He also has some emotional issues due to his past(we adopted him at age 4).

I consider dd(7) to be somewhat special needs in that she also exhibits emotional/behavioral "challenges". She is also adopted.

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Tue, 10-26-2004 - 2:42pm
Sandra, I don't think Clarke is too old to be a lion--I'm sure he'll be adorable! He's only preschool age so they still dress in those cute costumes. Gosh, my ds was a tiger when he was in first grade! And our special kids do seem like babies longer--I think I saw Sydney as a baby till she was about 6(maybe longer)! Now that she is up to my chin and gets her period, I've realized she's almost a teen but still call her my forever baby. She'll always be so sweet. Pam

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